Onion, tomato prices continue to rule high at Rs 60-70 per kg in Delhi on supply disruption amid heavy rains, floods
Onion and tomato prices continue to remain high in the range of Rs 60-70/kg in the retail markets of the national capital despite government measures
Tomato prices continue to soar at Rs 60-80 per kg in Delhi despite govt measures to boost puree supply
Tomato prices have come under pressure in Delhi and the National Capital Region due to supply disruption owing to heavy rains in producing states like Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Onion price rise temporary phase, country has buffer stock to meet shortage; govt boosting supply: Ram Vilas Paswan
Among metros, onion was quoting at Rs 34 per kg in Chennai, Rs 43 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 44 per kg in Delhi and Rs 45 per kg in Kolkata on Friday, the ministry data showed.
In a bid to check rising tomato prices in the national capital, the Centre on Friday asked state-owned Mother Dairy to boost its availability and sell the key kitchen staple at Rs 40 per kg
Tomato, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, is commonly used curry ingredient in Indian kitchens.
Tomato prices skyrocket, hit Rs 80 per kg in national capital region, Rs 100 in Mizoram on supply crunch
At Azadpur mandi, Asia's largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables, tomato was being sold at Rs 40-50 kg.
Pricey tomatoes on Friday spurred a fresh round of protests by Congress workers who parked a cart full of tomatoes in front of the UP Legislative Assembly and sold the kitchen staple at Rs 10 per kg.
The Uttar Pradesh Congress has started the 'state bank of tomato', with facilities like easy loans for buying tomatoes, attractive interest rates on its deposit and locker facility, as a novel way to protest the soaring price of the vegetable.
Thousands of people pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes in the annual Tomatina street battle in eastern Spain.
The Centre said it is closely monitoring the supply and prices of essential commodities in view of pressure on rates of essential food items due to supply-demand mismatch and adverse climatic conditions in last few days.
According to the global financial services major, though the IMD has recently downgraded its monsoon forecast, but the uncertainties around rainfall still remains.<br />
The RBI's action is not going to be based on the comfort on lower inflation numbers in one or two months. A rate cut can come only if lower inflation numbers sustain.
Annual retail inflation has averaged about 9.5 percent since January 2012, when the government started its latest data series. In the same time, vegetables have gone up by 64 percent.<br /> <br /> <br />
After some relief last week, onion prices have peaked again. A high demand has also pushed up tomato prices to Rs 80 per kg at several places across Delhi from Rs 35 per kg.
Pawar said that prices are under pressure as new crop from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan is expected only after three weeks.